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Discover & Fall in San Miguel Photoshoot
You will discover San Miguel and we will have a photo shoot with you through its beautiful streets, we will walk and appreciate the authentic architecture of the city. Doors, colorful facades or any corner you love will be a beautiful setting for your photos. Finishing our tour in the beautiful Juarez Park. I will share with you some information about SMA's history and give recommendations for places to eat, drink, buy and stay.
San Miguel en bici, incluye refrigerio
Conoce un lado más divertido y aventurero de San Miguel El recorrido consiste en partir del estacionamiento de la Estación de ferrocarriles en dirección a la localidad de San Miguel Viejo, en esta localidad conoceremos una pequeña capilla del siglo XVll donde tomaremos algunas fotos, en seguida haremos una parada de hidratación, para después dirigirnos a la orilla de la Presa Allende, por último rodaremos por un camino de terracería con lindas vistas panorámicas (Río Laja) hasta llegar a una casa de campo (San Miguel outdoors) donde haremos un refrigerio. Será una experiencia llena de aventura, naturaleza y sana convivencia. Durante el recorrido haremos varias paradas para descansar, hidratarnos, tomar fotos y comer, en algunas de estas paradas se cuanta con baño. El paquete incluye, uso de bici de montaña, equipo de seguridad, seguro contra accidentes, hidratación y un refrigerio. El recorrido es en español, pero no es necesario hablar español para participar. Esta actividad va dirigida a cualquier persona que sepa andar en bicicleta, las rutas se clasifican en nivel principiante e intermedio.
A prehispanic journey to the stars
If you are interested in the relation between astronomy and the design of prehispanic architecture, choose this experience. So start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site known as Cañada de la Virgen (Canyon of La Virgin), while learning how it's ancient astronomers followed the cycles of the sun, the moon and Venus. Through the eyes of Dr. Rossana Quiroz -who was part of the excavation team-, we will explore the original pilgrimage route and understand how archaeological spaces, ceramics, burials, carbon dating and DNA, tell a long untold story about the Laja River original people, settlements and landscapes. Tune in with the sky and submerge under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. Also, take into account that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. I will love to give you the personal attention you diserve.
Cook & Dine: Mole & Mexican Salsas
Having met in a vast and beautiful courtyard, we will proceed to the large kitchen where the cooking lesson will commence. We will begin by preparing some delicious salsas, followed by an authentic and traditional Mexican mole, tasty enmoladas, and mexican rice. (Please let me know in advance if you have special dietary needs). I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary and nutritional values, and how to prepare and cook each part of the meal. I will teach you the history and cultural importance of the Mole and how it used to be the “Food of the Emperors”, reserved only for the upper class of the Mayan and Aztec society. During the lesson you will enjoy a pure cacao chocolate drink, and be enticed to explore your environment: the cozy den with its fireplace, library and piano; and the surrounding courtyard with its organic gardens and gorgeous landscapes. Having prepared the delicious meal, we will sit down and dine, enjoying the meal and engaging in wonderful conversation. With the meal and throughout the class we will have delicious Mexican wine available as well as a cold authentic cacao drink and cool refreshing water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a FUN experience. Check out the cooking class video at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKkJh24FEo"
Paint Talavera items with an artist
We will paint with mayólica, an old and beautiful technique also known as talavera. This class it’s given by me. You will learn some history about the art form and we will decorate your pieces with your own designs and creativity. You’ll have a simple table set of three pieces . After your class, we will fire your pieces and can ship them to you. Firing and shipping typically takes about four weeks depending on the quantity of pieces to fill the kiln. Shipping costs are extra depending on the size and quantity of what you create. We work with the best and cheapest shipping company in town. (Please conctact us for details) Classes are private and intimate, so get ready to make some close friends while enjoying this amazing art. We also have drink packages available should you like to share a bottle of wine or a few cocktails. * For artist interested in creating more that 4 items, we can sell more sets, and charging extra.

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All activities near San Miguel de Allende

Discover and Explore San Miguel Allende
The best experience to explore the main points of the city. Parroquia San Miguel Arcangel, Museo de Ignacio Allende, Casa Mayorazgo de la Canal, Bellas Artes (Ancient Claustro of the Immaculate Conception), Temple of the Nuns, Ancient Mercedes or Posadas. On our way we will find galleries where you can get to know the Sanmiguelense Folklore and Art, Ceramics, Textile, we will see Architecture, History. We will visit a terrace part of an old 16th century Convent, now with more than 1300 pieces of decoration from all over Mexico. At our first stop we will taste natural fruit water and Tabasco Chocolate! if this is close you´ll get a ticket to go later in the day during your stay. We will stop by Benito Juárez Park, followed by Los Lavaderos del Chorro (Part of the San Miguel Foundation), passing through the Bullring and ending in San Francisco de Asis. After the Tour I will give you directions to visit the Fruit Market, vegetables, food, handicrafts, La Fabrica La Aurora in addition to recommendations for visiting art buildings, painting, food, wines, restaurants, fashion, jewelry. Other things to note Let's walk a bit. Wear comfortably, sunscreen, cap. The tour at the time of booking needs to notify us if it is in SPANISH or ENGLISH. To have the guide in the right language. We don't have an office downtown, nor in San Francisco de Assisi. Web page contact
Paparazzi staff in San Miguel
Recorreremos las principales calles de San Miguel, pero nuestro recorrido comenzara frente a la majestuosa Parroquia de San Miguel, una vez terminado ese punto partiremos por las calles de Cuna de Allende, Cuadrante, Aldama, Recreo, Barranca, La bomba de Petroleo y terminaremos frente a la imponente puerta de Los Condes de la Canal.
Natural wine and mezcal tasting with the producer
About 7 years ago, driven by passion and curiosity, and tired of over processed industrial options on the market, we ventured into mezcal and natural wine making to make drinks that conserved the energetics of the plants they were made of and the earth they grew in. Fast forward to now - our distills have won international medals and natural wine finally starts making some noise in Mexico and we become the first winery in Mexico to make natural wine in clay vessels and zero sulfites. Our winery is inspired by the Georgian tradition of making wines in kvevris and our orange (amber) wine is a tribute to this beautiful country. In response to new demand we open a tasting room in San Miguel de Allende, our hometown for over 30 years, to bring our beverages to the public from our ranch where they're produced. Here you’ll be able to: - Taste a wide range of fermented and distilled beverages (over 20 different labels), specifically natural wine and mezcales, all naturally and artisanally produced by us at our ranch. - Tasting is accompanied by a generous offering of entrees (sweet and salty), all curated by the Marcelo to bring you a taste of his favorite products he’s been finding locally and around Mexico. - Browse Marcelo’s eclectic vinyl record collection and curate your own musical background for the tasting experience.
Discover & Fall in San Miguel Photoshoot
You will discover San Miguel and we will have a photo shoot with you through its beautiful streets, we will walk and appreciate the authentic architecture of the city. Doors, colorful facades or any corner you love will be a beautiful setting for your photos. Finishing our tour in the beautiful Juarez Park. I will share with you some information about SMA's history and give recommendations for places to eat, drink, buy and stay.
San Miguel en bici, incluye refrigerio
Conoce un lado más divertido y aventurero de San Miguel El recorrido consiste en partir del estacionamiento de la Estación de ferrocarriles en dirección a la localidad de San Miguel Viejo, en esta localidad conoceremos una pequeña capilla del siglo XVll donde tomaremos algunas fotos, en seguida haremos una parada de hidratación, para después dirigirnos a la orilla de la Presa Allende, por último rodaremos por un camino de terracería con lindas vistas panorámicas (Río Laja) hasta llegar a una casa de campo (San Miguel outdoors) donde haremos un refrigerio. Será una experiencia llena de aventura, naturaleza y sana convivencia. Durante el recorrido haremos varias paradas para descansar, hidratarnos, tomar fotos y comer, en algunas de estas paradas se cuanta con baño. El paquete incluye, uso de bici de montaña, equipo de seguridad, seguro contra accidentes, hidratación y un refrigerio. El recorrido es en español, pero no es necesario hablar español para participar. Esta actividad va dirigida a cualquier persona que sepa andar en bicicleta, las rutas se clasifican en nivel principiante e intermedio.
A prehispanic journey to the stars
If you are interested in the relation between astronomy and the design of prehispanic architecture, choose this experience. So start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site known as Cañada de la Virgen (Canyon of La Virgin), while learning how it's ancient astronomers followed the cycles of the sun, the moon and Venus. Through the eyes of Dr. Rossana Quiroz -who was part of the excavation team-, we will explore the original pilgrimage route and understand how archaeological spaces, ceramics, burials, carbon dating and DNA, tell a long untold story about the Laja River original people, settlements and landscapes. Tune in with the sky and submerge under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. Also, take into account that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. I will love to give you the personal attention you diserve.
Let's picnic on the roof
We will arrive at the meeting point and take a photographic tour before arriving at a picnic specially designed for you to enjoy among flowers, cushions and spectacular views; Surrounding yourself with the essence of the heart of Mexico (San Miguel de Allende) and its sunsets. You will be able to taste the delicious tumbagones, the only dessert of San Miguel origin and listen to the legend behind this unique dessert. It will be a sensory experience that you will surely want to repeat again.
Mezcal and Mole with a Certified Sommelier/SMA
[Vegan friendly] (Spanish option for private groups) Join us in our tasting room located in Bonom - Petanca Club, a unique new spot located in one of San Miguel de Allende's oldest neighborhoods. Here you'll discover seven traditional vegan handcrafted moles accompanied by seven incredible artesanal and ancestral mezcales! Led by professional mezcal sommeliers, our tasting will give you a unique framework for thinking about the diversity of mezcal — a true must if you’re in Mexico. Our mezcals are carefully selected and showcase the distinct characteristics of different agaves. Each mole is paired with a unique mezcal for an unforgetable experience. AGAVES: Espadín, Tobalá, Cuixe, Madrecuixe, Tepeztate, Mexicano, and Papalometl. Ask questions and discuss your impressions, learn about our rich gastronomic heritage and meet people from all over the world that want to take their mezcal and mole experience to a new level! Other things to note: We have everything you will need! Just bring yourself and get ready to taste some Mezcal & Mole!
Cook & Dine: Mole & Mexican Salsas
Having met in a vast and beautiful courtyard, we will proceed to the large kitchen where the cooking lesson will commence. We will begin by preparing some delicious salsas, followed by an authentic and traditional Mexican mole, tasty enmoladas, and mexican rice. (Please let me know in advance if you have special dietary needs). I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary and nutritional values, and how to prepare and cook each part of the meal. I will teach you the history and cultural importance of the Mole and how it used to be the “Food of the Emperors”, reserved only for the upper class of the Mayan and Aztec society. During the lesson you will enjoy a pure cacao chocolate drink, and be enticed to explore your environment: the cozy den with its fireplace, library and piano; and the surrounding courtyard with its organic gardens and gorgeous landscapes. Having prepared the delicious meal, we will sit down and dine, enjoying the meal and engaging in wonderful conversation. With the meal and throughout the class we will have delicious Mexican wine available as well as a cold authentic cacao drink and cool refreshing water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a FUN experience. Check out the cooking class video at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKkJh24FEo"
Chocolate Walking Food Tour
Discover the history of one of Mexico's most treasured culinary gifts to the world; Chocolate! Learn and taste how chocolate has evolved from prehipanic times through colonial and into modern times and from sweet to savory.
San Miguel archeological adventure
We will visit one of the most incredible archeological sites in Guanajuato, called Cañada de la virgen. Just 30 min from San Miguel De Allende, I'll share every detail about this pre-Columbian culture from an anthropological and historical point of view, that will help the visitors to understand many factors that transformed the city of San Miguel, from the indigenous roots to the nowadays
Contemporary Art Walks with French Doors art events
French Doors is an initiative borne from my interactions with the art world in San Miguel de Allende. Comprising an international team of art professionals, French Doors is on track to become a much-needed force in the local arts community, providing consulting services to select galleries, artists, and buyers as well as information to the general public about everything art-related in San Miguel. Our upcoming schedule of events includes catered gallery nights, art walks with scheduled visits to the town’s most important galleries, and private dinners that provide the optimum environment for intimate interaction among the most important movers-and-shakers in the local arts community. The Tours will be conducted by Isabel Morales at SmaXperiences, the most versed tour guide in the history of the city as well as the contemporary art scene.
Paint Talavera items with an artist
We will paint with mayólica, an old and beautiful technique also known as talavera. This class it’s given by me. You will learn some history about the art form and we will decorate your pieces with your own designs and creativity. You’ll have a simple table set of three pieces . After your class, we will fire your pieces and can ship them to you. Firing and shipping typically takes about four weeks depending on the quantity of pieces to fill the kiln. Shipping costs are extra depending on the size and quantity of what you create. We work with the best and cheapest shipping company in town. (Please conctact us for details) Classes are private and intimate, so get ready to make some close friends while enjoying this amazing art. We also have drink packages available should you like to share a bottle of wine or a few cocktails. * For artist interested in creating more that 4 items, we can sell more sets, and charging extra.
Mariposa Shopping Tour
A casual walk through the historical, beautiful and inviting streets of San Miguel by a resident of the city , designed to provide you with ease and comfort through the town's best shops and galleries. On the tour we will make a stop where I will showcase the famous Virgins Saints & Angels Jewelry. You will get to see and try on the most recent collections right from the fabrication shop here in San Miguel. These items will be available for purchase to you. Also, available on our tour we will stop in a special location to experience opportunity to design your own San Miguel Hat.
Wine and Dine at Three San Miguel Wineries
Explore the wine region around San Miguel de Allende, voted the best small city in the world 4 out of 5 years by Conde Naste Traveler readers! Led by wine experts, we will visit three of the best wineries, not owned by real estate developers, drinking wine by the glass and sampling local cuisine. The Guanajuato wine region specializes in red wines. There are a few white wines to try, and if you are interested in these, we will include them in your wine tasting. We will visit a family-owned organic winery where we will sample 5 red wines with a cheese plate. We will also visit one of the oldest and one of the newest wineries in the state of Guanajuato. You will be able to order your choice of two wines by the glass and enjoy a delicious lunch at the last winery. All wine and food is included. This tour is focused on food, wine and great company. We are an expat couple living in Mexico for four years with 40 years of combined experience in the wine industry.